Since I started working out at my new gym, I have been feeling renewed and energized. I've dropped two sizes so far, and I am stronger and happier. In spite of my emerging limb issues, I am feeling fantastic!
I hadn't realized how lethargic I had
become until I started to feel more energetic. Looking back, I spent a
lot of time during the past few months sitting and fretting instead of
being fully engaged in my life. I'm tired of worrying about things that I
can't control, and I'm tired of living on the sidelines. This summer, I
am vowing to turn things around and live my life to the fullest.
decided to create what I am dubbing a "socket list." The concept is
based on the traditional bucket list which is essentially a register
of things that you want to do or accomplish before you die. I am
feeling a need to extend myself and to try new experiences. Creating and
writing down my goals help me maintain focus, so I've decided to share the top five items on my socket list.
1. I want to go on a zip line adventure. I don't want simply
to go to an amusement park; I want it to be a real excursion.
There are several opportunities in the mountains, and I'm investigating
which will be the most feasible. It's ironic that this is a dream of
mine considering that I hate heights and speed. Despite my
various phobias, zooming down a zip line just seems like it would be exhilarating!
I'm not sure when or how, but I am going to get to the beach this
summer. It has been years since I've walked along the shore looking for
shells and feeling the salt water come over my foot. Robby would be
utterly mesmerized by the lights, sounds, and smells of the boardwalk, and
I want to provide this experience.
3. I live outside of
Washington, D.C., which is a hot spot of cultural events and activities.
I'm almost embarrassed to admit that my familiarity with the city's
landmarks is sparse at best. I've only traveled into the city on one
occasion to sight see, and that was when we had guests in town!
summer I want to expand my tourist repertoire by visiting the main
monuments and taking a double decker tour bus. Robby is now old enough
to begin to appreciate the significance of where he lives, and if he
doesn't understand the importance now, he will at least have a faint
memory of seeing the monuments.
4. In addition to touring D.C., I have decided to designate one
a week to be "family fun day." We will spend the day doing something
in our area, such as visiting the Pirate themed water park, going
fishing or camping. Robby is six and right now he actually enjoys
spending time with us. I realize that this will change in a few years,
I plan on taking advantage of the opportunity while I have it!
5. Going to the gym has been a positive change in my life, and I
plan on continuing. This summer I will try to work-out at least four
times a week. I am hoping to lose another 10 pounds before the end of
summer, but I'm learning that the scale isn't nearly as important as I
I'm looking forward to embracing the changes and adventures that lie ahead during the next two months!